Last night, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 made a few major milestones, Drag Race Herstory if you will. Where do I even begin?
Before anything else, let’s get one matter out of the way. I share Carson Kressley’s sentiment, though not his horoscope, about one minor detail… Manila. Manila Luzon should’ve been in the top four. This is not harboring or wishing any ill will to any of the cast, it’s simply an opinion… based on hard quantifiable undeniable facts… the record. In the real world, facts does matter. Yes, sometimes drama wins the day, but integrity is better remembered. However, yes, we have to acknowledge that that ship has already sailed.
Finally, we have a fabulous top four: Moneté X Change, Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls and Trinity The Tuck.
The last challenge is very Drag Race standard — a RuPaul music video and song writing/singing challenge. Each one of the top four delivered flawlessly on just about everything, from the challenge to the final runway look and presentation. The judges were left with nitpicking very minute details to give some Queens an apparent quarter-point lead from the others, or to deliberately throw viewers off, or both? The “Devil’s Advocate” role mostly fell on Michelle Visage’s and Carson Kressley’s lap.
Todrick Hall joined Ross Matthews, Carson Kressley, Michelle Visage and RuPaul on the judges panel. He also served as choreographer for the music video dance portion. For the music video, they were joined by the current “Drag Race Hall of Fame” Queens, winners of All Star seasons past, Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck and Trixie Mattel. The song for the final challenge is RuPaul’s new song “Super Queen”. It’s amazing! The hook is very catchy with great melody. The top four did a fabulous job on the song and dance numbers. I especially love Monique Heart’s hairography. Their final runway looks were so exquisite. Bianca Del Rio tweeted that the winner of All Stars 4 are the fashion designers, lol, and I agree. The fashion designers really turned it out this season, like 300%.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about hard facts. The top two RuPaul picked were Moneté X Change and Trinity the Tuck. Yes, they didn’t invite the eliminated Queens back to pick the winner. They “learned” something from last year, I think? Thank goodness for that. So can Shangela have a redo? jk. Both Trinity and Moneté are the best top two RuPaul could pick, well, Manila Luzon isn’t in the line-up… lol. Oh, yes, we’re still going to be doing this until the reruns stop.
Herstory #1, first Drag Race tie. The first thing that came to my mind was Noxema Jackson in “To Wong Foo” questioning the results in confusion, paraphrasing, “Tie? What do you mean tie? Tie?” Now, if they could just find a neophyte Latin Princess and rent a convertible, Noxema and Vida will be on their way to Snydersville.
Herstory #2, it’s a white man’s club no more. First black Queen to win All Stars! It should’ve been Shangela. But hey, at least production learned something from season 3…”don’t trust bitter bitches,” lol (endearment). #diversity
Herstory #3, a tie that didn’t have to split the cash. Both winners will get $100,000 each, and we assume the crown and scepter too?
These herstories are hard to outdo. So three is more than enough. Of course, we’re (I’m) also happy that Trinity The Tuck won. WW3 would’ve erupted had she not win. Best of all, there’s two! And I live!… love and believe!
All hail the Super Queens! Now that the show is over, we can all be friends again! #WorldPeace